Economic regulation

Land disposal policy

13 February 2024
It is important that land in which Network Rail has an interest and which may be important to the continuing operation and future development of the network, and services relating to railways, is not disposed of against the public interest. Condition 17 of Network Rail's network licence safeguards against the inappropriate disposal of land assets.

Stakeholder engagement

23 January 2024
We monitor and report on the quality of Network Rail's engagement with its stakeholder community in control period 6 (CP6).

Asset management independent reports

16 January 2024
Network Rail's network licence includes a condition providing for independent experts (reporters) to be appointed by the network operator (Network Rail), to provide ORR with advice on different aspects of Network Rail’s performance.

Benchmarking of Network Rail’s costs

20 December 2023
This page presents our cost benchmarking analysis of Network Rail's costs. It covers the analysis we undertook in different periodic reviews as well as reports we produced as part of our regular monitoring of Network Rail’s cost performance.

Monitoring smart motorways

14 December 2023
We are responsible for monitoring and enforcing the performance and efficiency of National Highways in its delivery of the Smart Motorway Action Plan.